Sunday, October 24, 2010

Muskegon County Court employee arraigned for embezzling

MUSKEGON COUNTY — A Muskegon County 14th Circuit Court clerk charged with embezzling public funds has been arraigned on a 10-year felony.

Lisa Renee Hovis, 43, 2539 Dalson, Twin Lake, was arraigned Thursday in Muskegon County 60th District Court before Judge Maria Ladas Hoopes on one count of embezzlement by a public official over $50.

Hovis, who formerly worked as an account clerk for the Friend of the Court division, received child support payments from clients as part of her job, but is accused of taking some of the funds for her personal benefit, according to authorities. FULL STORY

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